6.5 Nerves, Hormones & Homeostasis

Essential Biology 6.5 Nerves, Hormones and Homeostasis

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Introduction to the nervous system

YouTube video:

Loads of useful resources from Neuroscience for Kids

Reflex arc animation from msjensen.

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Nerve impulses: resting potential and action potential

Cool tutorial from the Harvey Project

McGraw Hill nerve impulse animation

Nice and simple from mrothery

PhET Lab simulation: Neurons (allow Java to run)

Another good one from Alberta Psychology

Propagation on myelinated and non-myelinated nerves from Blackwell Publishing

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Synaptic Transmission

Great animation from McGraw Hill

Good tutorial from Harvard Outreach

Another WHS Freeman tutorial (lifewire)

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The Endocrine System

Really good animation – lots of info – from e-learning for kids

Mystery kidney illness kills thousands in South America, from AP.

McGraw Hill: Hormonal Communication animation

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Homeostasis

Tutorial and game from think-bank

Detailed tutorial from the University of New South Wales

Homeostasis in Newfoundland from Memorial University

Another good Freeman tutorial

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Blood Glucose and Diabetes

MedMovie introduction

WebMD guide to diabetes

McGraw Hill: Blood glucose regulation in diabetes

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Link to Neurobiology and Behaviour: E4 – Neurotransmitters and Synapses

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Cool music video from the Stanford students- The Lion, the Watch and the Hormones

If you can understand that, you’re doing well…

And here’s Anthony Atala on printing a human kidney!

Key terms: nerves, neuron, motor, impulse, axon, action potential, propagation, CNS, peripheral, impulse, active transport, sodium-potassium pump, resting, depolarisation, repolarisation, axon, myelin, synapse, neurotransmitter, voltage-gated, endocrine, gland, hormone, target, homeostasis, blood glucose, thermoregulation, hypothalamus, negative feedback, insulin, alpha cells, beta, glucagon, glycogen, diabetes.

  1. Delmar link is dead and the e-learningforkids link needs some readjustments (http://www.e-learningforkids.org/Courses/Liquid_Animation/Body_Parts/Endocrine_System/index.html)

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you again for these amazing resources! A student pointed out that the assessment statement on 2nd slide 6.5.4 should say “describe” rather than “draw”. We all love your presentations and appreciate all the work!

  3. Hi Stephen! You resources are awesome. Many thanks! I wanted to check… in the above presentation, I think you stated endocrine glands use ducts. I believe they are ductless glands. I only mention this because one of my students noticed a conflict with a past exam question on this detail. Once again, thanks for all you do in the name of great science teaching!

  4. Dear Stephen

    Slide 27 suggests that LH deveopes endometrium and oestrogen stimulates ovulation. This should be the other way around? (I didn’t spot this- it was my students!)

    Thanks

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